Takao Trick Art Museum (with an Egyptian theme)

1 minute from the Keio Line, Takaosanguchi St. TEL: 042 (667) 1081

Official web site of the Takao Trick Art Museum. Experience the excitement of trick art with a collection that captures its very essence.  


The fascinating trick art gallery is awaiting you!


Trick Art Museum... a perfect blend of art and amusement

Trick art creates the illusion that depicted objects really exist and are not just two-dimensional paintings. It is a kind of tug-of-war between the artist and the observer. The desire to judge things and to observe them correctly is an innate human instinct. But the fact that humans also tend to harbor certain assumptions and preconceptions without even thinking about them, can also lead to the brain to make mistaken judgments about what the eye observes. This gives rise to sensory illusions. Trick artists make clever use of sensory illusions, while the observer subconsciously tries to “expose” them. Enjoying the excitement of trying to overcome this disparity is the real thrill that the Takao Trick Art Museum offers. It’s a fun and highly enjoyable experience for everybody.

Trick Art Museum offering the pleasure of being "deceived" and stimulating the brain

The results of recent studies from around the world indicate that looking at trick art can stimulate the human brain. Changes in the brain seem to be due to the excitement caused by the challenge to the basic human instinct of wanting to judge what is observed correctly.
For a fun and exciting time, put aside your preconceptions and come and enjoy the Takao Trick Art Museum. You are bound to make new discoveries.